Finding the perfect side dish is tricky business. Since your main course is going to take up most of your time (and energy), you want the healthy side dish recipes you opt for to be extremely low maintenance. Therein lies the problem—how are you supposed to find dishes that are both totally delicious and easy to make?
Well, you don’t have to, because we found them for you. Each one of these 11 recipes call for just three ingredients (plus a dash of salt and pepper, naturally). Mix them up while your main is cooking, and they’ll be ready to eat when you’re ready to eat.
These peppers are as cute as they are delicious. A Spicy Perspective fills hers with an herbaceous goat cheese, but you can use whichever creamy filling you prefer (maybe even cream cheese!). Get the recipe.
Sweet and sour sauce is the secret ingredient behind this tantalizing dip. Get the recipe.
Bacon + dates + blue cheese = perfection. In fact, this recipe is so good with just those ingredients, it doesn’t even call for salt or pepper! Get the recipe.
Back at it again with the pesto. These potatoes taste as delicious as they look. Get the recipe.
If you love deviled eggs, prepare to be obsessed with this simple recipe. By combining the yolks with hummus, you’re getting a zesty, creamy filling without a bunch of extra ingredients. Get the recipe.
Honey, mustard, and carrots—those ingredients (and an oven) are all you need to make this low-cal side. Get the recipe.
Barbecue and soy is the sweet and savory flavor combo we never knew we needed. Try it out in this chicken recipe. Get the recipe.
This green bean recipe is delicate and tantalizing. Flash them in a pan with a bit of lemon and garlic and your whole kitchen will smell like heaven. Get the recipe.